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Cuomo Ordered to Make Virtual Court Appearance

Both sides have asked that the fondling complaint be dismissed

(Newser) - Andrew Cuomo will be required to appear virtually for a court session Friday as a judge considers a prosecutor's request to dismiss a fondling case against the former New York governor. Albany County District Attorney David Soares asked Judge Holly Trexler on Tuesday to dismiss the misdemeanor complaint, three...

Cuomo Avoids Charges for Touching Trooper
Groping Charges
Dropped Against
Andrew Cuomo

Groping Charges Dropped Against Andrew Cuomo

Prosecutor calls woman's accusation credible but says he doesn't have enough evidence

(Newser) - Update: Another legal win for Andrew Cuomo in regard to sexual harassment allegations. The former New York governor will not face a criminal charge that he fondled an aide while in office, reports the AP . Albany County District Attorney David Soares said Tuesday that he was dropping the case because...

Ethics Panel Says Cuomo Can't Keep Book Proceeds

Investigators say he broke promise not to have staffers work on 'American Crisis'

(Newser) - Former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo received a hefty sum for his book on the pandemic—and a state ethics panel has now ordered him to turn it over. The Joint Commission on Public Ethics voted 12-1 to order Cuomo to hand over the proceeds from American Crisis: Leadership Lessons ...

Woman Who Brought Down Cuomo Going for His Old Job
New York's Letitia James
Ends Run for Governor

New York's Letitia James Ends Run for Governor

Instead, woman who brought down Andrew Cuomo hopes to remain state attorney general

(Newser) - Update: Letitia James won't be running for governor after all. New York's attorney general said Thursday she plans to run for re-election to her current job instead, reports the AP . James, a Democrat, had been expected to be a strong challenger against Gov. Kathy Hochul, who replaced Andrew...

Accusation Surfaced Before Cuomo's Firing

Lawyer says woman alleges 'serious sexual misconduct,' which his spokesman denies

(Newser) - CNN received a new allegation against Chris Cuomo days before firing him —which may have been the "additional information" the network cited in dismissing the host Saturday. Debra Katz, a lawyer, said Sunday that her client has accused Cuomo of "serious sexual misconduct" and that CNN was...

CNN Fires Chris Cuomo, Citing New Information

Network host had been suspended for role in defending his brother

(Newser) - Saying it had new information about Chris Cuomo's role in helping his brother keep his job as governor of New York, CNN announced Saturday that it had fired its star host. The network said in a statement that the information concerning the anchor's involvement in Andrew Cuomo's...

Chris Cuomo Calls CNN Suspension 'Embarrassing'

'It hurts to even say it,' he said on his SiriusXM show

(Newser) - The day after CNN suspended him indefinitely , Chris Cuomo told the world how he's feeling, and the upshot is: not great. Deadline reports that at the start of his SiriusXM show on Wednesday, a "gloomy-sounding" Cuomo kicked things off with a "quick note about the obvious—I'...

New Documents Put Chris Cuomo in Hot Water
CNN Suspends
Chris Cuomo

CNN Suspends Chris Cuomo Indefinitely

Network says he was more involved in brother's scandal than they knew

(Newser) - Update: CNN says anchor Chris Cuomo is off the air following the release of documents showing that he had been more involved with brother Andrew Cuomo's sexual harassment scandal than the network had believed. Documents released Monday showed that the top-rated anchor offered to use his sources to research...

'Overwhelming Evidence' That Cuomo Harassed

Investigators combed through thousands of pages of evidence

(Newser) - There’s "overwhelming evidence" that former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo engaged in sexual harassment. The impeachment investigation also found that Cuomo used state employees to work on his memoir and "was not fully transparent regarding the number of nursing home residents who died as a result of...

In Interview Transcripts, a 'Pugilistic and Paranoid' Cuomo

NY AG Letitia James releases transcripts from probe into sex harassment claims against ex-gov

(Newser) - The 515-page transcript from an 11-hour interview with former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has been released, and it shows an alternately defiant and aloof interviewee who denies the sexual harassment accusations against him. The documentation of the July 17 conversation between Cuomo and Joon Kim and Anne Clark, the...

Touching Complaint Names Cuomo
Names Cuomo

Touching Complaint Names Cuomo

Filing accuses former governor of Class A misdemeanor at the Executive Mansion last year

(Newser) - A criminal complaint was filed Thursday against former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, saying he forcibly touched a woman at the state's Executive Mansion in December 2020. The filing in Albany City Court did not name the woman, the New York Times reports. The complaint says Cuomo did "...

Chris Cuomo's Ex-Boss Reveals He Groped Her Butt

TV journalist Shelley Ross says CNN host must 'journalistically repent'

(Newser) - Sexual harassment allegations derailed the career of one Cuomo . A new allegation threatens to do the same to another. In a New York Times essay, Chris Cuomo's former boss at ABC News says the CNN host sexually harassed her in 2005 when both attended a colleague's going-away party...

Cuomo's Legal Woes Could Cost Taxpayers Millions

New governor can decide whether state will continue to pay Cuomo's lawyers

(Newser) - Resigning from office probably didn’t end former Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s legal problems, and no matter what happens next, taxpayers are likely to wind up with a hefty bill, the AP reports. The state has already agreed to pay up to $9.5 million to lawyers representing and investigating...

Time's Up CEO Resigns After Cuomo Scandal

Tina Tchen had resisted calls to step down for weeks

(Newser) - Time's Up CEO and president Tina Tchen resigned Thursday in the wake of revelations that leaders of the sexual harassment victims’ advocacy group advised former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration after he was accused of sexual misconduct. In a statement posted to Twitter , Tchen—the former chief...

Hochul: Truth Is New York Saw Another 12K COVID Deaths

She ups New York's total from the 43K deaths Cuomo reported as of Monday

(Newser) - New York Gov. Kathy Hochul promised more government transparency on her first day in office, and her administration quickly delivered it by acknowledging nearly 12,000 more deaths in the state from COVID-19 than had been publicized by her predecessor, Andrew Cuomo. New York now reports nearly 55,400 people...

Cuomo Just Lost His Emmy
Cuomo Just Lost His Emmy

Cuomo Just Lost His Emmy

Award granted for COVID briefings was rescinded hours after he left office

(Newser) - Andrew Cuomo is now an ex-governor—and an ex-Emmy winner. The former New York governor, who resigned amid sexual harassment allegations, has been stripped of the award he was granted last year , reports Politico . The move was announced by the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences hours after Cuomo...

Driver in Infamous Robbery Gains a Last-Minute Pardon
Driver in Infamous Robbery
May Go Free After 40 Years
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Driver in Infamous Robbery May Go Free After 40 Years

Outgoing Gov. Andrew Cuomo granted clemency to Brink's getaway driver David Gilbert

(Newser) - Andrew Cuomo granted clemency to half a dozen people in his final hours in office Monday night, none more controversial than that of David Gilbert. The 76-year-old was a getaway driver in an infamous 1981 robbery of a Brink's armored car that left two police officers and a security...

History-Maker Officially Ends a Troubled Cuomo Era

New York's first female governor Kathy Hochul officially took over from Andrew Cuomo at midnight

(Newser) - Kathy Hochul became the first female governor of New York at the stroke of midnight Tuesday, taking control of a state government desperate to get back to business after months of distractions over sexual harassment allegations against Andrew Cuomo, the AP reports. The Democrat from western New York was sworn...

One Last 'Quirk' From Cuomo: a 'Late-Night Ascension'

Few New Yorkers will see governor-to-be Kathy Hochul's historic moment

(Newser) - An aide to outgoing New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said out loud Monday what a lot of people surely already were thinking: The 63-year-old is done with elected politics once his resignation takes effect at midnight. "He is exploring a number of options, but has no interest in running...

Andrew Cuomo Fends Off One Last Controversy

Outgoing governor under fire over report he left his dog behind at mansion

(Newser) - Monday is Andrew Cuomo's final day as the governor of New York state, but he's not escaping without one last batch of negative headlines. The Albany Times Union reports that Cuomo left his dog behind at the governor's mansion after moving in with his sister in Westchester...

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